We got this question from one of our readers recently:
Does Reiki still flow when we have our eyes open?
The short answer is: Of course it does!
The longer answer is that Reiki is guided by intent, and it flows regardless of our physical position. Of course, certain body or hand positions have a positive impact on the flow of energy, but it is definitely not required to adhere to these.
Some practitioners “stare” to send energy through their eyes and/or the third eye when they are, e.g., behind closed doors in a hospital. What matters most is our intent, and we can intend to send energy while eating, taking a walk in the park, talking on the phone, taking a shower, or doing pretty much anything, our eyes open or not.